Date: 6/18/20 6:41 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fwd: [midvalleybirds] NE Corvallis Harris's Sparrow
I think there is a June record near Vale but I don’t have the reference handy.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon


> On Jun 18, 2020, at 6:18 PM, <clearwater...> wrote:
> A remarkable local sighting that might be of interest for state-wide folks.
> From: "Lisa Millbank"
> To: "birding" <birding...>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:07:56 PM
> Subject: [midvalleybirds] NE Corvallis Harris's Sparrow
> I was making dinner when Don yelled, "There's a Harris's Sparrow in the
> back yard!" We haven't ever seen a breeding-plumage Harris's Sparrow, and
> this is certainly the rarest species on our yard list, #120! He/she
> nibbled some millet for a while, but then left the yard. There is only 1
> record of this species in Oregon in June on eBird, but maybe others have
> not been reported there.
> There was one at nearby Jackson-Frazier Wetland in early 2019, but
> wintering birds are more common. Harris's Sparrows breed in Northwest
> Territories, Nunavut and northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. I can't help
> but feel kind of bad for birds who get this far off-course during
> migration, even though it's exciting to see them.
> Photos at Mid-Valley Nature
> <>
> Lisa Millbank & Don Boucher
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